Flash causes Firefox 3.6 to Freeze, how do i stop this?

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Whenever theres a certain amount of Flash objects on the same page the CPU processes seem to rise to around 97 - 99, this causes Firefox 3.6 to slow down, then if im not quick enough to close the page firefox freezes.

Any advice on how to stop this from happening would be helpful
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bdwrek

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benslarn

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Firefox is facing a very serious threat to its credibility with this Flash freeze problem. The company isn't listening and with each update one still encounters the same unacceptable glitch, which all but crashes the computer. Firefox is underplaying the severity of the problem much like Toyota did with its faulty brakes. If the management had any sense, they would announce that the problem is serious and must and will be fixed without delay. Otherwise, they will bleed users until they are as irrelevant as Netscape.
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Andy Cooper

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Bug has been reported to Mozilla IN DETAIL - I have this issue, too. And I was NOT too kind with them for their utter lack of support on this.
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benslarn

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Amazingly, the new pre-release Firefox 3.7 alpha doesn't suffer from this problem. Multiple tabs open running Flash and no freeze or crash! Could they finally have fixed this annoying problem once and for all? Download here: ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/nightly/latest-mozilla-central/
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Hmmm...I will try this myself, though I hate using pre-releases because of all of the ADD-ON incompatibilities. Could they have solved this without answering the public? Anything is possible, but let's see how this goes. In any event, something positive on this finally is better than nothing.
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Andy Cooper

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Installed 3.7A, but it comes up as 3.6 with all my add-ons. Something is not right. Are you sure your 3.7A installation says 3.7A? Mine installed as "MINEFIELD" in a separate directory, so I don't get it.
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ye i stopped useing firefox becouse of it found IE is much more realiable and IE8 is achuly realy good:D
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Alexander Kostov

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I've never had this problem. Ever. Today was the first time I had it. I read that downgrading to a previous flash version would fix the problem, so I'll give it a try and see. I REALLY don't want to resort to using IE8. Please reply if you have any solutions!
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Okay, well downgrading to a previous version doesn't work. Especially since I have Vista and all the previous versions are only up to XP. I guess I'll just avoid flash for a while until Mozilla fix it.
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Actually, for all the problems I've had, they have recently gone away - at least for me. How? Two things I can point to: (a) The upgrade of Firefox to 3.6.6; (2) In Add-ons, uninstalling all JAVA CONSOLE extensions and leaving ONLY the current one.

So, Alexander or anyone else - try these things, if you haven't already. If you have, is all of your software current? What add-ons are you running? What version of Windows are you running?

Andy
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Alexander Kostov

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You, my friend, are a genius. I tried several times to repeat the problem after I disabled the 2 JAVA CONSOLE extensions that were outdated, but I couldn't. I was already on Firefox 3.6.6, so it wasn't due to the update. Looks like it's fixed the problem. I didn't uninstall them, though. I just disabled them. Thank you very very much for your support! I'll be sure to tell my friends what to do.
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Glad to know that did it, Alexander! And thanks for the compliment! It's a pleasure for me to help out others when I can. You are quite welcome!

Andy
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I agree, it's a very serious problem.
When I want to make sure I don't get freezed out, I use chrome.
Firefox now SUCKS!! :(

And i loved it at V0.9
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Looks like I'm back here again <

Everything was fine. No freezes or anything. Then two weeks later the same problem occurred even though I had disabled every single JAVA CONSOLE I could find. To me it seems that I need to give the video a couple seconds to "compose itself" before trying to scroll around or anything, but even then it can still happen for absolutely no reason that I can see.

Andy, my hero, if you're still there, I need your help again!
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Andy Cooper

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Hi, Alexander...

So, this freezing has been happening for months now - since you said it started two weeks after things were good again? Well, I'm not a Firefox expert by any means, but I will do what I can to try to help.

Let's see - how often is Firefox freezing on you? Does it only happen with video / flash / certain websites? What's your OS? Are all programs, including flash and the FIREFOX plugin for flash, updated? What other plugins are you running with Firefox?

Let's start with these.

Andy
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It freezes completely randomly. It only happens when I watch videos and try to do something (like scrolling or typing on the same page). I'm using windows vista 32-bit. The flash and Firefox plug-ins say they are updated.

Plug-ins: http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/7048/p...
The last one at the bottom is Windows Presentation Foundation.
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Alexander...

I'm running Windows 7 - 64-bit, but that shouldn't make a difference. I have pretty much the same plugins, but I have the JAVA Deployment Toolkit disabled. You can do that, but I don't think that's the problem. What I really need to see is your Firefox EXTENSIONS - sorry, my bad on the "plugins". Let's take a look at those and then I'll see what I can find out.

Thanks...

Andy